BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS)

The BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health & Safety (WHS) program is designed to give participants practical knowledge and skills to enable the provision of valid and timely WHS advice and assist with improving safety in the workplace. The course covers a broad range of health and safety functions and responsibilities in the workplace including:
  • Identifying hazards
  • Assessing WHS risks
  • Implementing strategies to control WHS risks
  • Monitoring risk prevention measures
  • Responding in an emergency
  • Evaluating an organisation’s WHS performance

The Solution for You

The ASTRA Cert IV in WHS training program provides participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to apply solutions to WHS and risk related problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. Course topics include:
  • Interpreting relevant compliance documentation
  • Contributing to the development of procedures for identifying hazards and appropriate controls
  • WHS laws, Codes of Practice and Guidance Notes

Who Should Attend

This qualification would suit individuals who are likely to be working at a variety of levels supervisory, management or operational positions across all industries in the workplace. Potential course attendees may include:
  • Persons wanting to follow a career in a WHS role
  • Persons providing leadership and guidance to others in relation to WHS
  • Safety Committee Members and Health and Safety Representatives
  • Members of Management Teams
  • Advisors and Consultants in WHS, Auditing and Systems

Program Structure

This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and contains a total of 10 units, of which 5 are core and the other 5 are electives. The units generally are addressing one or a number of the following themes:
  • BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws
  • BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
  • BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
  • BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents

This program is delivered in a three phase blended method:
  • Phase 1: Pre-course reading and research
  • Phase 2: Facilitated on site or in our Training rooms over a five (5) day period
  • Phase 3: Post course assignments using the candidate's Workplace Safety Management System.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for candidates with previous experience and who can provide sufficient evidence. Eligibility is determined based on initial interview with RTO. 

Full support will be provided from professionals with an extensive wealth of industry experience related to WHS, risk management, emergency management and more ... all in a 'real world' context which provides them with insight into the practical application, pit-falls and successes of effective WHS measures in place in a working environment. 


Funding is available under the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) Higher Level Skills program. Please contact ASTRA to discuss eligibility requirements. 
Funding is limited to the maximum amount allocated to ASTRA Group Services within the funding term: 1st of October 2016 to 30th of September 2017.